Urban Conquest. A workshop by Florian Riviere

Part of: a series of workshops for changing urban environment


How to bring people together and inspire them to get involved with the world they are living in? The answer is simple: If the system sucks, don’t wait until someone will fix it for you – Do It Yourself! The workshop Urban Conquest will allow people to participate in the making and the improvement of their public space. Be ready to be transformed from a simple urban user to a fun urban hacktivist!

Hack the city means to play with the conception of public space in a way that makes it more fun and free for everyone. It doesn’t require huge investments — it’s just about the idea.


Together we will learn about urban hacktivism, explore the city, imagine & create urban installations (furnitures, games, trap) with simple materials and share it for everyone on a free urban DIY guide.

With this workshop everybody will see the street in a new way and you can easily change your city into an amazing place to live!

We will not change the world, but maybe specific problems of your neighboorhood!


Examples of urban hacktivism

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Florian Riviere is an “urban hacktivist”. He founded and led from 2008 to 2012 the collective “Democratie Creative” very active in the public space of Strasbourg.

Inspired by the hacker culture, he reinvests and diverts public space to allow citizens to reclaim their environment. His interventions, located between urban design “Do It Yourself” and upcycling (upgrading waste), have the particularity to be spontaneous and raw, exclusively made with objects found in the street, and always with humor.

Games, furnishings, traps, maps, instructions … : so many urban tactics to show the functionality of sites, and direct action of the user on urban space.